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Mixed Media Days

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To explore color in a different way I joined a mixed media class by Lucie Duclos. Lucie teaches virtual classes thru Winslow Art Center. She is an artist with a strong sense of design and she reuses or finds a use for every item you have collected or placed in your craft room ‘to use someday’. My class was 28 Days of Postcards: A Mixed Media Adventure. We made 28 postcards using prompts from Lucie, she also demonstrated the techniques each week. Class wrapped up this week with envelope making tutelage. Lucie has an ongoing monthly subscription class Paper Pals for those who need a monthly paper collage fix and the forum provides a world wide community for sharing paper craft. Lucie is a pro, a fun instructor and I learned something from her each session. I tried to keep my palette of mixed media to gray, black, white & gold tones just so I would have a ‘color’ perspective for this posting – Color Week 44.

My 28 days of postcards

Tearing. Stitching. Weaving. Rolling. Stamping. Drawing. Sewing. Layering

Lucie Duclos
Some details of my cards. We posted 1 card a day to the class forum. It was motivating to see all the interpertations of the daily prompts.

Curious note: Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials. The use of mixed media began around 1912 with the cubist collages and constructions by artists such as Picasso and Braque. Mixed media became widespread as artists developed increasingly open attitudes to the media of art. Essentially art can be made of anything or any combination of things.

This was the last prompt of the class, ‘anything goes’! I made a homage to Lucie Duclos using a plastic bottle direct from the recycling bin, covered with her list of prompts and felt confetti (from my felt box)

In January 2021 I started ‘Color Week’, a personal goal to weekly explore a color history or curiosity.

Author: MSRitzman

Arts & Culture Advocate

2 thoughts on “Mixed Media Days

  1. Yes, the class was quite a journey so I am going to keep them for a while!

  2. Hoping this collection is going to available for up close viewing.  This must have been a fun class.